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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Cobo Arena on 1977-11-01 (November 1, 1977)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: November 1, 1977 (check for other copies)
Venue: Cobo Arena
Location: Detroit, MI

Source: Soundboard
Lineage: SBD> Master (Betty Board) Reels> PCM> DAT> CDR> EAC> SHN
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Keywords: Live concert


Description

Might As Well, Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, El Paso, Friend Of The Devil, Looks Like Rain, Dire Wolf, Passenger, Peggy-O, The Music Never Stopped Terrapin Station-> Estimated Prophet-> The Other One-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Truckin'-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues

Notes

SBD> Master (Betty Board) Reels> PCM> DAT> CDR> EAC> SHN; EAC> SHN by Jeff M.; includes US Blues encore; d1t05 cuts into friend of the devil (about 1st 20 seconds missing)

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Average Rating: 4.57 out of 5 stars4.57 out of 5 stars4.57 out of 5 stars4.57 out of 5 stars4.57 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: ElijahD - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - August 19, 2012
Subject: Might as well
This one's good, Jerry's smoking and Keith sounds great, tighter, but I still prefer the energy coming off on the 10-29 version.

Reviewer: Frankie Lee - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 4, 2010
Subject: Best Might As Well...Ever
Some people will say 6-17-91 is the best, get real. How can ANYTHING in 1991 be a 'best of' version?

This 'Might' is so powerful, so...I don't know, belligerent-it demands to be played at the loudest level you can possibly stand.

Other canidates for 'best of' versions are: PeggyO, Tenn Jed, and FOTD. Uh...this show kicks serious ass, I recommend an immediate listen!

Reviewer: thebone - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - July 7, 2009
Subject: Detroit Rock City
This is good, solid show that in another year might have been a 5, but not '77. Fav tunes of the show are FOTD, LLR, Music, Estimated and Wharf Rat. Definitely good from a technical standpoint (i.e., playing, recording quality)...

Reviewer: wrkster - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 2, 2008
Subject: 5 stars for quality & music
I love 77' Dead (amongst other years) and being able to stream a clean Betty Board is a godsend! My friends and I would have flipped out over getting recordings of this quality back in the day (early to mid 80's, for me)A+ quality! 5 stars for a crisp Betty Board,5 stars for being able to stream this stuff!

Reviewer: jfk62 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - July 29, 2006
Subject: Thankful for deadboots
The soundboard is still available at deadboots.com. (I've been searching the net for SBDs.) The recording there is not nearly as good as this version. This one is really good. "The Music Never Stopped" sounds like maybe it never will - "they're a band beyond description" for sure. U.S. Blues enchore is the heaviest one I've heard - it is so powerful that it sounds like they are ready to do another set. Glad to hear this concert from my hometown.

Reviewer: capn doubledose - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - January 4, 2006
Subject: Best Wharf Rat ever?
This is certainly in the top three. This is really 2 shows wrapped up in one. Set I and Terrapin which is fine for an exceptional year - Music and Tenn Jed are exceptional FOTD too, Then Set II less Terrapin where they dump fuel into the afterburners and they are off to the races...Est>Other One is f+cking ridiculous, Wharf, Truckin is really wierd sounding and great in fact this whole show sounds like they are stoned and playing borrowed instruments - Listen to Keith in LL Rain there are these wierd harmonics and harmonies I have never heard before.

All of this said, this is 18 songs which is short 5/25/77 (a well deserved 5) which this show reminds me alot of is like this all the way through while this 3 songs short and does not rip your nails out ALL THE WAY THROUGH the way that does - Sorry guys dont hate me I loved the last 1/2.

Reviewer: DEADBUCK - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - November 1, 2005
Subject: nice show
BOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOIOINNNNGGGGGGGG
thats "BOING" spelled the way I mean it....nice darn show....sound is good and if it goes south as im listening ill get back to ya....but Im guessing I wont need to...put it this way..I havent had to yet so we'll see.I like the intro on wolf too.4.5 stars
And I gotta add that for a guy with only 9.5 digits...he could play like he had a dozen. He is the best....sorry to the rest.

Reviewer: EGroesbeck - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 21, 2005
Subject: Fantastic!
This was my 2nd Dead concert. And it was just 5 days from my birthday!! Anyways, I've had a tape of it for a while, but this version is much better. Needless to say it was an awsome show and gets better with age!

Reviewer: jerseyfolk - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 17, 2005
Subject: WOW!!!!!!!!!
What a show for the record books,I just can't believe how good this concert is. You have to experience this show not listen experience cause this is a true work of Grateful Dead magic. The sound quality is just fantastic.And the terrapin into estimated into other one into drums and finally into wharf rat is some of the finest jamming transition you can get from these boys and god knows this show owns the five star rating .I know god is a dead fan and he be blown away by this show if he got it on the trading grap vine .

Reviewer: Benzosity - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 11, 2005
Subject: True gem.
This show just gets better and better. I love it when in Truckin', they peak and everybody sort of hits the peak at different times, so Jerry makes them do it again. Classic stuff. The more i listen to this show, the better it gets.

Reviewer: bigboypete - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 3, 2005
Subject: What a Day to be Born
This is the day of my birth and for years now I have only had the 1st set. Thank you thank you thank you. I thought I might never get the 2nd. Without a doubt the best might as well I've ever heard,and an opener at that!

Reviewer: always - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 21, 2004
Subject: grateful download
great show.....great sound...

Reviewer: always - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 21, 2004
Subject: grateful download
great show.....great sound...

Reviewer: Abeface - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 19, 2004
Subject: Cobo Arena
This show is typical of the last stretch of fall shows in terms of the chugging, heavy, and highly energetic playing, especially apparent in the second set. But the ball gets rolling so fast that in Other One, which ends only after 5 minutes, seems to blow a tire out taking the turns too fast. The Truckin better contains this energy and IMHO easily rivals that of Binghamton 5 nights later.

One glitch not listed in the text file is a reel flip during Truckin. Very good sound for these later '77 shows...